How to Tell if Shrimp is Bad

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To ensure you enjoy tasty & fresh shrimp that are safe to eat, you should know how to recognize signs of spoilage. 👉

Foul Odor

If the shrimp emits a strong, pungent odor that is unpleasant or smells like bleach or ammonia, it is likely spoiled.


When shrimp spoils, it turns gray, yellow, or has black spots


If the shrimp feels excessively slimy or has a slippery coating, it is best to discard it.

Cracked Shells

Cracks, breaks, or holes in the shells can be a sign the shrimp has spoiled.

Weird Texture

Spoiled shrimp may exhibit a mushy or soft texture.

Expiration Date

Pay attention to the expiration or “best by” date on the shrimp packaging.

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